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Gobble You Up [Hardcover]

Gita Wolf , Sunita

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1 Oct 2013
Meet the wiliest jackal in the forest. Too lazy to hunt for food, he decides to trick his friend the crane, and then proceeds to gobble up every animal he comes across - This story, with cumulative rhyme, is an adaptation of an oral trickster tale from Rajasthan in India. It is illustrated with finger painting by the talented Sunita, from the Meena tribe in Rajasthan. She adapts a traditional Meena art form called Mandana, which is traditionally painted by women on the walls and floors of their village homes. This is the first time that this style - rarely seen outside the confines of Meena villages - has been used in a children's book.

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"Readers familiar with a certain old lady who swallowed a fly will revel in this adaptation of a Rajasthani trickster tale. Beautifully illustrated . . . this handsome volume is an art object in itself." - "Kirkus Reviews""Punchy writing and bold images make this a promising readaloud prospect. It's a work of art, too" - "Publishers Weekly""The arresting black-and-white images and gorgeous design of this handmade book make it an unusual and prized gift." -"Shelf Awareness"

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Gita Wolf A highly original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, Gita Wolf is known for her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book. She has written over twenty books for children and adults, many of which have been translated into multiple languages and recognized internationally. Sunita Originally from Datasooti village in Rajasthan, Sunita was taught to paint by her mother and elder sister. She now lives in the city of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan with her husband and two children. Meena Art is one of the most ancient tribal art forms in India. Passed on from mother to daughter through the generations it is always the women of the Meena tribe who paint in white onto the brown mud walls and floors of the village.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever 15 Jan 2014
By M. Solanki - Published on Amazon.com
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I can't believe I hadn't found this before. Love it for myself, love it for my niece! I got myself a copy too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book 12 Jan 2014
By CleverPenName - Published on Amazon.com
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Besides a few "bad" words like "dumb," this is a nice tale and it is beautifully put together. The fact that it's handmade makes it a special gift. It is limited production and there's a sticker on the back that shows which number you have (ex: 180 out of 5000). There's also a sticker that says "handmade" on the front. Paper is nice and thick. My 3yo loves it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous art and story 23 Jun 2014
By Dr. Sarah E. McKibben - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an enchanting visually arresting storybook of an animal fable. It's great fun to read and beautiful to look at. BUY IT!
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful 8 April 2014
By Sam Hodgson - Published on Amazon.com
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Beautifully made and my 2 year old daughter laughs out loud through out! A unique and very special gift !
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful book 6 Mar 2014
By mp - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a lovely book. The prints are high quality, the design is complimentary and the story is cute. Thoroughly enjoyable.
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